What Makes Fruits and Vegetables Organic?July 12th, 2012 | Posted by in Organic Food
Today, many fruits and vegetables produced on farms use pesticides, herbicides and soil additives to create large yields. Organic farmers, however, try to avoid chemicals and artificial methods entirely. The United States Department of Agriculture partially defines organic production as a way of growing food that minimizes pollution from air, soil and water. In 1990, the Organic Foods Production Act established national standards for organic food, which allowed the USDA to regulate organic food, and created an official certification so producers can prove their products are organic. According to USDA, organic food is generally safer, healthier and tastier to eat than nonorganic food.
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